How I Do It - Facial rejuvenation – treating sun‑damaged skin

It is reasonably easy for the medical professional to underestimate the impact of appearance on a patient’s quality of life. Sun-tanned skin is viewed as healthy and desirable, and overseas vacations offer almost guaranteed sunny days. Paradoxically, prematurely aged skin...

How I Do It - Neck rejuvenation with a multimodal approach: botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid stable hybrid cooperative complexes

Combination treatment with botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid is the standard regimen in facial rejuvenation. However, in rejuvenating the ageing neck a multimodal approach is essential because many factors contribute to the ageing of the neck. In particular there are...

How I Do It - Neck rejuvenation using Erbium-Yag laser technology

Individuals with skin laxity and wrinkles around the neck area have, until recently, not had any successful non-invasive treatments available to improve this appearance of ageing around the neck area and upper chest. The Fotona SP Dynamis laser has a...

How I Do It - Treating cellulite: Cellfina

Cellulite is characterised by the dimpling of the buttocks and thighs which causes an uneven texture of the skin surface. Worldwide, cellulite affects 84 million women. Causes of cellulite include genetics, sedentary lifestyle and weight gain. Cellfina targets the structural...

How I Do It - Treating cellulite: TightSculpting

At the Teknon Medical Center, Barcelona, Spain, in the Laser Platform of the Institute of Fotomedicine, we practise laser medicine in dermatology, surgical and gynaecology applications. For unwanted fat removal, we use radiofrequency, cryolipolysis and laser lipolysis. Three years ago...

How I Do It - Approaches to lip augmentation: Perioral rejuvenation – a multi-product approach

A video of the authors demonstrating the procedure is available at the bottom of this article When approaching the lip and perioral area it is important to be aware that many non-surgical interventions may be used to treat this area....

How I Do It - Approaches to lip augmentation: more than just increasing size

Having full lips is commonly associated with beauty and youthfulness. This is the reason why lip enhancement is one of the most frequently requested procedures. The complete perioral frame should be taken in to consideration to achieve a more natural...

How I Do It - Approaches to lip augmentation: surgical lip lift

A surgical lip lift is particularly effective in lips that require both an increase in vertical height and eversion. Upper lip lifts have been described since the 1980s [1,2] but the most commonly used form was described by Oscar Ramirez...

How I Do It - Approaches to acne treatment: LED therapy

The complexity of acne stems both from its pathogenesis that involves a series of events, including follicular hyperconification, increased sebum production, colonisation of Propionibacterium (P) acnes, and inflammation [1] and its range of symptoms that are unique to each individual....

How I Do It - Approaches to acne treatment: Pulsed-dye laser

Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease worldwide and inflammatory acne has significant psychological impact with potential for long-term emotional and physical sequelae [1]. Energy based treatments are useful both as adjuncts to traditional therapies and particularly for patients...

How I Do It - Approaches to acne treatment: Nd:YAG laser

Acne is common among individuals who experience a condition of hyperactive pilosebaceous units (precipitation and mobility of keratinocytes). A specific T-cell mediated inflammatory response is the initiating event in acne pathogenesis, followed by comedone formation. The mechanism of inflammation is...

How I Do It - Approaches to non-surgical face lifting

PDO threads By Martyn King Polydioxanone or poly-p-dioxanone (PDO, PDS) is a colourless, crystalline, biodegradable polymer of multiple repeating ether-ester units and has been used in many disciplines of surgery as subcutaneous and cutaneous stitches for over 30 years. It...

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